The holidays are as hectic as you make them

The holidays are as hectic as you make them

Apparently I am the only person in blogville who has not posted anything Christmas, or holiday related. It’s not that I don’t believe in the true meaning of Christmas, it’s that we don’t get all caught up in the hype of it all. Everyone is posting about how hectic this time of year is, and how much they need to do, or shop for. Me, not so much. 
Sure, when my boys were little Christmas was different. It’s fun when you have kids. I was every bit as excited as they were on Christmas morning. I remember waking them up on a few mornings because I was excited to see them excited. But I never went hog wild buying them stuff. I didn’t have the money, and they certainly didn’t need very much.
But now, it’s just us in the desert.
in the desert
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Sunrise, and sunset

Sunrise, and sunset

It’s possible you guys are going to get tired of my sunrise and sunset photos. But when we finally get to the desert, and the skies are magical, it’s hard to not take photos. These photos are from this past Sunday. 
And yes, these colors are real. 
Desert sunrise
We are always awake by 6:30 or 7:00 ish and the first thing I do is check the sky. The clouds have to be just right. Too many, and it’s too dark. No clouds means no color. So when I see promising clouds, I get my camera ready to start shooting. 
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If I was only half as talented

If I was only half as talented as Jodi from Kol’s Notes

Today is my post for the Pet blogger gift exchange.This is my third year participating in this fun event that Pamela over at Something Wagging puts on. This year, I was paired with a blog, and person I already know. 
Jodi, Kol, and Felix from Kol’s Notes. 
KolsNotes
If you are not a fan of this blog, you are really missing out. 
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